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Salaries by Major at Samford University

How much money do Samford University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $43,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $57,400 on average.

In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for Samford University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $53,200 followed by Finance and Financial Management Services paying $52,100 and Journalism graduates who have a median starting income of $32,800 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $115,800 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $96,200 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) who earn $88,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Samford University graduates who received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loans. Not all graduates or fields of study are represented as data for some degree programs are omitted for privacy purposes.

Median first-year earnings for Samford University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Doctoral Degree) $115,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $96,200
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $88,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $53,200
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $53,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $52,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $51,400
Law (Doctoral Degree) $44,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $42,500
Theological and Ministerial Studies (Master's Degree) $35,700
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $23,100

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102049 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Samford University.